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A Georgian Mahogany Chamfer Top Bracket Clock

Clock of the Week – Georgian Mahogany Chamfer Top Bracket Clock

A lovely Chamfer Topped Striking Mahogany Bracket clock with Pull Repeat by Symms of Cheltenham. 
The Mahogany case has a most wonderful original finish to it that has been achieved by carefully removing the layers of dust and grime to reveal the original shellac finish. This clock has not been re-polished. The brass bound corner pieces and Brass corner edging give this clock a pleasing look and balance the symmetry and are finished off with the ebony milled pattern to the top and bottom. Sitting on its original ball feet the clock stands 50cm tall to the top of the gilt pineapple. the Fish scale side frets are typical of this date and I have re-silked them in a pleasing regency green. I have kept the original silk if you would like them reinstalled ( however, they are a little tatty). 
The five Knopped pillar movement is substantially made and has been fully restored by me. Featuring a double fusee striking movement utilising a rack and independent snail for the strike ensures that the repeat function strikes the hour up to a couple of minutes before the next arrives. The anchor escapement drives a heavy lenticular bobbed pendulum with a micro adjustment screw above for regulation. 
The Convex dial is signed Symms Cheltenham and is identical to the engraving on the movement plate. This dial is fitted into a separate brass bezel that itself fits snuggly into the convex glazed door.
I would date this clock to around c1825.
With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks. 
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces. 
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop. 
For case studies and examples of our work, please see our website (overtonclock.co.uk) or find us on Facebook ( overtonclocks) for regular updates
Delivery – If the asking price is offered, I will personally deliver and set this clock up anywhere in the UK Mainland. 
With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks. 
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces. 
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop. 

Adrian

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Whitehurst Pattern Skeleton Timepiece

Clock of The Week – Whitehurst Pattern Skeleton Timepiece

A particularly rare Whitehurst pattern Skeleton clock. Although there are quite a few patterns of skeleton clocks that have been made over the years, This particular one is particularly recognisable as a Whitehurst pattern and was only used by the company until it transferred to John Smith of Derby.The clock is also illustrated in F.B Boyer-Collard book titled Skeleton Clocks. 
The beautifully made plates have an elegant style to them and have been made to a high standard. We have carefully removed all of the old tarnish and polished all parts using an old method with chalk. Using chalk, although labour intensive gives a finish that cannot be replicated using modern compounds.
The original glass dome is perfect with no faults, cracks or chips and is finished off with a braided rope to the white marble base. 
With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks. 
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces. 
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop. 
For case studies and examples of our work, please see our website (overtonclock.co.uk) or find us on Facebook ( overtonclocks) for regular updates
Delivery – please note that due to the fragile nature of antique glass domes, I would highly recommend collecting the clock in person or for a small fee ( fuel cost) I will personally deliver the clock and set up. For export sales, I would only recommend having the clock professionally packaged by IEP in Newark, UK.
With over twenty years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country, We are proud to say that we are now the exclusive restoration company for Steam Mill Clocks. 
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces. 
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop. 
For case studies and examples of our work, please see our website (overtonclock.co.uk) or find us on Facebook ( overtonclocks) for regular updates

Adrian

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clock with a large face and curved case

Clock of the week – 19th Century Balloon Clock By Thwaites And Reed

A very impressive mid to late 19th century Balloon clock by the eminent clockmaker Thwaites and Reed. 
The proportions of this clock are just right for a clock of this size being exactly 70cm high (27.5″). The mahogany case is very well made with its flame panel to the front and boxwood inlay to the dial surround. Due the size and age of this clock there is some cracking to the top curve as is always the case with balloon clock of this type.
The 12″ well made cast brass dial is made of three pieces, being a lovely matted centre piece, a rear dial ring and a very good chapter ring with quarter markers and waxed numerals.
The double fusee movement is simply impressive! it is 23cm square (9″) and the plates at least a quarter of an inch thick. The fusee runs on a beautifully engineered chain and I have personally restored this movement to a very high standard so that I can give it a full three years guarantee. 
The movement is stamped T&R for THWAITES AND REED and the serial number is 15503.
This clock was a complete one off and as well as being a small fortune to have manufactured it was certainly made specifically for a large house. Indeed, I acquired the clock from a very impressive Victorian house in Whitchurch and it really did look amazing on a table in the reception hallway.

Adrian

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on a Tuesday again

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Or Tuesday in this case…

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New Opening hours to the public May 2018

We will be changing the hours that we will be open to the public from 1st February 2018

We have decided to change the hours we are available to the public, to allow us to concentrate on completing clock repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We endeavour to help you in any way possible through this transition.

Our Open hours will be as follows (unless pre-arranged, by appointment only).

Monday CLOSED

Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 9am – 5pm

Thursday 9am – 5pm

Friday 9 am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sunday – CLOSED

If you would like to collect or drop off an item, outside these hours, please contact us on 01246 204978 to arrange an appointment.

There will be no one available to answer the phone calls and emails after the times shown each day, however messages will be dealt with as early as possible the next working day.

Adrian

Christmas Closing

Merry Christmas one an all!

 

Overton Clocks are now closed until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

 

Wishing you all a good Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Adrian

Tick Tock Thursday

Ey up!! It’s tick tick Thursday! This week is the turn of Charlie Chaplin to teach you about the art of horology and customer service!! I’m not sure if I should be watching… 🤓 enjoy!

Adrian

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